Thursday, May 21, 2015

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Ocean Breeze

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project in a beach theme.

I watercolored this sweet image (Jill) with watercolor markers... I'm playing with two different brands of real-brush markers just for fun - I'll share more info soon! I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and Akashiya Sai markers with a couple of different techniques.

The background panel was done with Hydrus watercolors on Shizen paper. In the center of my bow is a starfish from the Mini Shell die set, and the frame is a new nested frame die that can be found HERE.

Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -

Anna @ Sassy & Sweet Notes
Daniela @ For the First Time
Dina @ Mama Dini's Stamperia ---- you're here
Ellen @ The Serendipitous Stamper
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Karen @ Paper Lilies and Ink

Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio

Remember you can enter these challenges too, using your Impression Obsession stamps! See the I.O. blog for all the details - you might even win a $25 gift certificate!! We'd love to have you join us.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I remember when that little girl was me! Beautiful coloring, beautiful card!

  2. Beautifully done Dina! Love it!

  3. Ah! she's adorable, and beautifully colored.

  4. As always, your card is so beautifully colored. Always look forward to your latest work.

  5. That sand castle with the ocean in the background is very realistic looking. Great coloring.

  6. Hi Dina, Am I mistaken in thinking you have a discount code your subscribers can use when ordering directly from Impression Obsession? Thank you for your reply.

  7. So sweet this card! I love the nautical theme right now!